Mergers and Acquisitions

21st Century Fox in Talks to Buy Rest of UK's Sky

21st Century Fox Inc. is in late-stage discussions to buy the rest of Sky PLC, the U.K.'s market-leading pay-TV provider, as Fox again tries to consolidate its holdings years after its previous attempt was thwarted by a phone-hacking scandal. Fox already owns 39.1% of the company.

Abbott seeks to end buyout deal for Alere

Abbott is seeking to terminate its buyout of troubled medical diagnostics maker Alere as that company deals with the fallout of a key device recall and government investigations.

Japan's deal maker, Softbank tycoon Masayoshi Son

Japanese billionaire mogul Masayoshi Son, who met with President-elect Donald Trump and then announced plans to create 50,000 jobs and invest $50 billion in U.S. startups, has been one of Japan's most aggressive overseas investors for over two decades.